Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface
by Bret Victor
Publisher: worrydream.com 2006
Number of pages: 73
The book demonstrates the crucial role of information graphic design, and presents three approaches to context-sensitivity, of which interactivity is the last resort. The intent is to introduce a 'unified theory' of information software design, and provide inspiration and direction for progressive designers who suspect that the world of software isn't as flat as they've been told.
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by Jason L. McKesson
This book teaches beginner-level programmable rendering for graphics programmers, from the ground up. The author also covers some important material that is often neglected or otherwise relegated to more 'advanced' concepts.
From the table of contents: Mathematics and Physics for Computer Graphics; Foundations of 3D Rendering; Better, Faster, More; Advanced Techniques; Digital Imaging; Procedural Generation of Virtual Worlds. 32 lessons, 166 chapters, C++ source code.
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